A group of students from Preston have pledged to raise £10,000 towards a new hospital scanner at the city’s main hospital.Advertisement
The Islamic Society at the University of Central Lancashire made the vow yesterday to contribute the funds to the LEP Lifesaver Appeal.
The appeal aims to help the NHS buy a new CT scanner for Royal Preston Hospital as part of its new trauma centre.
Mohammed Seedat, who launched the group’s campaign, said: “We aim to bridge the gap between the University and the local community and unite everyone including the clubs and societies at UCLan, schools, colleges, mosques, churches, temples and youth groups onto one goal and that is to secure the funds to enable the NHS to purchase the CT scanner and save lives.”
The NHS believe between 450 and 600 deaths a year in Lancashire could be prevented by their new trauma centre getting an updated scanner.
The society hope to raise funds by organising football tournaments, bag packing in local supermarkets and a range of other events.
Previous fundraising campaigns by the Islamic Society raised £2,000 for Pakistan’s flood victims and £1,800 in three days following the Japanese tsunami.
Abubaker Nakhuda, a student studying computer network technology, feels the society’s track record on fundraising means they can hit the £10,000 target.
He said: “I think we can do better than £10,000. I’m sure we can pull it off.”
The LEP Lifesaver Appeal aims to raise £500,000 for a CT scanner. Anybody interested in donating to the Islamic society’s part of the fundraising can go to their Justgiving page.
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